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Mansfield High School Graduates 1926
In the lower picture the Brick Shool, built 1881, is shown in 1920. The  picture at left shows the old schoool in the right background with the 1927 gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School..

Mansfield High School Graduates

LISTINGS FROM THE 1938 MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK , "MANSCRIPT" Prior to 1913, not a pupil had graduated from a four year high school course in Mansfield. The course was narrow and only the few who wanted to go on to college stayed for the new high school course. The enrollment was sixty four for four years of high school in 1914. In 1913 a class of three graduated in a three year course and in 1914, a class of seven in a four year course. Not all of the following addresses were verified. They are the addresses found in the 1938 alumni lists. 

This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.

BARDEN John 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Mason   1907- Prospect Cemetery [stone]
BEACH Harry 1926 1606 Tracey St., Endicott, NY Western Auto Store Mabel Williams  5377 1907-1978 Endicott NY in 1961
BEACH Helen 1926 318 E. 34th St., New York City   Walker  5379 1909- Using Surname Radliff in 1961 -of Endicott 
In 1978 using Walker surname - of Brackney PA
BELKNAP Janet 1926 2124 Como Ave., St. Paul, Minn   William Randel
BENSON Donald 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher   13820 1908-1983 Watson Cemetery
BOWER Leigh 1926 Nelson, Pa. Teacher  
BRACE Lelia 1926 Mansfield, Pa.   Gerlach & Heess  2109 1909-1986 Prospect Cemetery
CANFIELD Louise 1926 Mansfield, Pa   Ervin Heinrich MSTC 1928
CLEVELAND Clifford 1926 Eldred, Pa.    
CLEVELAND Ernest 1926 Millerton, Pa. Works in Endicott  
CONNELLY Leah 1926 Lamoyne, Pa.   George Hendricks 12226   1908-2001 State Road Cemetery
COOKE Sheffield 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Bank Teller Anna Strouse  14239 1908-1968
CRANMER Darwin 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Baker   85469 1908-1989 Prospect Cemetery
CUMMINGS Lillian 1926 Mansfield, Pa.   Frederick Burnham 16269 1908-1969 Prospect Cemetery
DATILLO Philip 1926 1750 Clifford, Rochester, NY  
DAVIS Leigh 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Postman Anna Phelps  81375 1908-1968 Oakwood Cemetery
DAVIS Wanda 1926 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   Russell Kendrick 68973
DITCHBURN Irene 1926 Blossburg, Pa.   Edward McBlane
DOUGHTON Allan 1926 465 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY Journalist  
DOUGLAS Helen 1926 R D 3, Attica, NY   George B. Merrill
EVERY Eva 1926 817 Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.   Joe Osler, Ralph Williams 27389 1906-1996 State Road Cemetery
FISH Hazel 1926 Mainesburg, Pa.   Morgan Hilfiger 15537 1904-1955 State Road Cemetery
FRENCH Mary 1926 Knoxville, Pa. Teacher  
FROST Lyman 1926 Marathon, NY Mgr. G.L.F. Ethelyn Smith 3666 1907-1982 Marathon NY
GOODALL Howard 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Automobile Dealer Connie [Surname unknown]  82468 1907-1984 Prospect Cemetery
GOULD Blanche 1926 Troy, Pa. Matron, Brad.Co. Home John Gustin 13701 MSTC 1928 1906-1997 Bradford County Memorial
GOULD Lorinda 1926 Deceased   Willis Dunbar  13700 MSTC 1928 1906-1933 Glenwood Cemetery
GRANT Robert 1926 Wellsboro, Pa. Teacher  
HAGAR Elnora 1926 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.   Lawrence Copp 23945 1908-1969 Bowen Cemetery
HAGAR Ina 1926 Mansfield, Pa.     35875 1909-2001 Prospect Cemetery
HAGER Theodore 1926 Waterford, Pa.     27727 1908-
HENDRICKS Ruth 1926 Mansfield, Pa.   Elmer Geiger 3601 1906-1985 Prospect Cemetery
HUBBARD Lawrence 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Bookkeeper, Taylor Hdwr Louise  35898 1910-2004 Prospect Cemetery
HULSLANDER Evelyn 1926 758 Hazel St., Elmira, NY   George Schlock 80382
INGALLS Clara 1926 Venice Center, NY   Marshall MSTC 1928
INGALLS Doris 1926 Mansfield, Pa.   Allan Shaw 95270 1907-1955 California
JACKSON Lillian 1926 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.   Richard Havens 15115 MSTC 1928 1907-1988 Glenwood Cemetery
JAQUISH Joseph 1926 Deceased   Doris Soper  55135 MSTC 1931 1907-1934 Prospect Cemetery
JUPENLAZ Matilda 1926 1028 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC   Casper McClelland 22772 1910-1996 Glenwood Cemetery
KELTS Gertrude 1926 Johnson City, NY   Reginald Fox 12304 1909-1974
KNOWLTON Celia 1926 634 W. Water St., Elmira, NY   Johnson 52767 1908-
KROTZER Verus 1926 Liberty, Pa.    
LENT Leslie 1926 48 Fairfield St., Valley Stream, LI, NY Teacher
LOCKWOOD Clare 1926 Box 53, Rutland, Pa.   Walter Harrington
LOWNSBERY Florence 1926 Covington, Pa.   William Fletcher
McKAY Myrtle 1926 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   Maxwell Strange 10286 1906-2003 State Road Cemetery
NAGLE Cyril 1926 3 Circle Drive, Plandome, L.I., NY   Velma Curtis
NELSON Elvira 1926 306 Morrowfield Ave., Elmira, NY   Delmar Robbins MSTC 1928
OWEN Phyllis 1926 Morris Run, Pa.   Edmund Swinsick 1910-1995 Oakwood Cemetery
PALMER Louise 1926 Roseville, Pa.   Thomas Harris 8665 1910-1996 Woodlawn
PANEPINTO Joseph 1926      
POWERS Eloise 1926 Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Nurse  
POWERS Gordon 1926 Wellsboro, Pa. State App. Service  
REYNOLDS Lorena 1926 R D 6, Wellsboro, Pa.   Howard [Frank] Grinnell 4594 1909-
ROSE Denzel 1926 Mansfield, Pa.   Helen Gaylord  19367 1907-1991 Watson Cemetery
ROUPP Iola 1926 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Cogan Station  
SHAW Martha 1926 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Charleston   12912 MSTC 1928 1910-1988 State Road Cemetery
STRAIT Julia 1926 R D 2, Troy, Pa.   William Whitman 62953 1908-
STRANGE Mary Alice 1926 Rutland, Pa.   David Sweely 11751 MSTC 1928 1909-1996 Mainesburg Cemetery
SWARTWOOD Walter 1926 Deceased   Eleanor Reese  38074 MSTC 1903-1937 Prospect Cemetery
TENEYCK Leona 1926 Deceased   [John Calkins]  9810
UTTER Margretta 1926 R D. Millerton, Pa.   Hiram Doud 38803 MSTC 1928 1907-
VANDUSEN Dorothy 1926 1644 Maple Ave., Haddon Heights, NJ   George Neal
WEIN George 1926 415 Grove St., Elmira, NY   [Cecelia Narveski]  24791 1907-1992
WHITTAKER Carrie 1926 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   John Strong 85527 1907-1994 Gray Cemetery
WILSON Harold 1926 Mansfield, Pa.   Phyllis Carpenter  35769 1907-1988 Oakwood Cemetery
YOUMANS Margaret 1926 Covington, Pa.   Ralph Stratton
67    1926  Commencement Booklet    
John Barden
Harry Beach
Helen Beach Janet Belknap
Buried out of the area
BEACH - Harry R. Beach, 70, of 117 W. Union St., Endicott, NY, died at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Monday, Feb. 13, 1978. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Williams Beach of Endicott; 2 daughters, Mrs. Frances Truax of Vestel, NY and The Rev. Mrs. Janet D. Shannon of Virginia Beach, Va.; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Helen Walker of Brackney, PA; 2 brothers, Dr. Robert Beach of Indianapolis, Ind., and Dr. Fred Beach, Chevy Chase, Md. Harry Beach was the son of Colie and Frances Beach of Mansfield and spent all of his early years here. He graduated from Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College and also was a graduate of Bliss Electric School of Washington, D.C. He was a member of and elder of the Union Presbyterian Church of Endicott and a former trustee of that church. For over 40 years he owned and operated the Beach Bike Shop. He was a member of the Lions Club and Union Business Men’s Association. Funeral service was held at the Union Presbyterian Church. Burial in Endicott at the convenience of the family. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 1, 1978
Donald Benson
Leigh Bower Lelia Brace
Louise Canfield
Engagement Announced
At a bridge party at her home in Canton, Mrs. H. C. Gates announced the engagement of her daughter, Louise Williams Gates, to Donald Benson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Halsey L. Benson, of Mansfield.  Miss Gates is a member of the faculty of the Binghamton High School, is a graduate of the Canton High School and Wilson College.  Mr. Benson is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and a member of the faculty of the Mansfield Senior High School.  For several years he taught in the Canton High School.  The marriage will take place during the summer.

BENSON, Donald Halsey [SRGP 13820] – Donald Halsey Benson, 74, of 73 St. James St., Mansfield, who was the first Mansfield Borough Manager, died Friday, March 18, 1983, at his home. He was born May 28, 1908, in Rutland Township. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church at Mansfield. A graduate of Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College, he earned a master’s degree at Bucknell University, Lewisburg. Mr. Benson was a teacher and coach in the Canton and Mansfield areas until 1945 when he became the owner and operator of Tyoga Gas and Equipment Co. Alter his retirement in 1964, he became borough manager. He was a member of Friendship Lodge 247, F&AM at Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Gates; three daughters, Mrs. Jane Houth, of Saranac Lake, NY, Mrs. Sara Strader, of Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. Barbara Elder, of West Berlin, NJ; a brother, Reed, of Sun City, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Doris Grow, of Batavia, NY, and seven grandchildren. A private funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Robert M. Glasgow, his pastor, officiated. Donations in his memory may be made to the Mansfield Memorial Educational Fund, c/o Rudolph Van der Hiel. – Wellsboro Gazette, 23 March 1983, p.10

 MANSFIELD--Mrs. Leila Brace Heess, 76, of Boynton Beach, Fla., a Tioga County native, died Friday, March 14, 1986, in Lantana, Fla. Born at Mansfield May 9, 1909, she was the daughter of Orville and Anna Smith Brace. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Wheeler, of Elmira, NY, and a stepson, Walter Heess, of Phoenix, Ariz. The funeral will be held today, Mar. 19, at 11 am Wednesday at Kuhl-Wilston's, 18 North Main Street.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce P. Cummings, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, NY, will officiated. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday.

Ernest Cleveland Clifford Cleveland Leah Connelly
Sheffield Cooke
Leah Connelly Hendricks, 93, formerly of Lemoyne, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, in Messiah Village.   Born Jan. 5, 1908, in Covington, she was the daughter of Jennie Laurel  Connelly.  She was a retired nurse in the West Shore School District; graduated from Mansfield High School and the Lucy Webb School of Nursing at Sibley  Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C.  She was a Methodist.   She was the widow of George C. Hendricks. Surviving are a daughter, Dr. Willa H. Drummond of Gainesville, Fla.; one son,  Edson C. Hendricks of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Rebeccah Butler of Carlisle and Martha Blanchard of Newville; and a number of nieces and  nephews.   There were no calling hours.  Services were held Friday, Dec. 7, in Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Church, Upper Allen Township.  Burial was made at State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. Arrangements were handled by the Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lemoyne.   Memorial donations may be made to Messiah Village in honor of Ruth Gates, 100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.
Darwin Cranmer
Lillian Cummings
Philip Datillo Leigh Davis
CRANMER, Darwin L. -SRGP 85469] - Darwin L. [Barney] Cranmer, 81, a resident of The Green Home in Wellsboro, formerly of Blossburg, died Wednesday, March 1, 1989 at the nursing home. Born in Mansfield Nov. 21, 1907, he was the son of Thomas and Lena Bull Cranmer. Surviving are two sons, Ray T. Cranmer of Sullivansville, NY and Darwin J. Cranmer of Wellsboro; six daughters, Mrs. Cleone Carleton of Tioga, Mrs. Paula Kress of Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Cindy Shutter of Vineland, NJ, Mrs. Jeanne Farrar of Millville, NJ, Mrs. Clair Hair of Newfane, NY and Mrs. Kathy Keeney of Harrington, NY; 30 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg Friday, March 3. The Rev. John Shypulefski, pastor of Blossburg Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 8, 1989, p.8
Wanda Davis Irene Ditchburn Allan Doughton Helen Douglas
Eva Every
Hazel Fish
Mary French Lyman Frost
 Age 89 of 103 Center St., Waverly, NY, died January 29, 1996 at her home.  She is the daughter of the late James and Polly Cleveland Every of Mansfield, PA.  She is a graduate of Mansfield High School.  She married Joseph Osler of Mainesburg, PA and had 2 children, Virginia and James Osler.  Joseph Osler was killed in a car accident in 1936.  She moved to Sayre, PA in 1937 where she worked for Dr. Justus Dimon, an optometrist.  She married Lewis Sager in 1942, he died in 1949.  She married Ralph Williams and lived at 104 Brock St. until he died in 1974.  She then moved to Waverly with her daughter, Mrs. Cooke.  She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Cooke of Waverly, Jack and Edith Williams of Malvern, AK, and Alice and Glenon Orsley of Crossville, TN; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by brothers, Albert Every of Mainesburg, PA, Clarence J. Every of Mansfield, PA, Fred Every of Troy, PA, Raymond Every of S. Waverly, PA; sisters, Viola Haley of North Waverly, Edith Enderlie of Tioga, PA; her twin sister, Veva Every of Brookfield, PA and 1 son, James H. Osler of Sayre.  Friends may call at the Allgeier & Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, Thursday, 1 to 2.  2:00 Funeral and Committal there with the Rev. William Wells, North Waverly, Chapel officiating.  Burial in State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg, PA.

FISH, HAZEL - OBIT - HILFIGER, HAZEL (Fish) MRS., (SRGP 15537) age 50, of Mainesburg, RD 1, Pa., unexpectedly Friday, May 27, 1955.  She was a member of the Bakersburg (Pa) Community Church and Mainesburg Grange.  Survived by husband, Morgan Hilfiger; daughter, Mrs. Lois Brewer of Aberdeen, Md.; sons, Morgan Jr., Duane and Norman Hilfiger, all of Mainesburg; mother, Mrs. Lillian Kellogg of Youngstown, Ohio; brothers, Theo Fish of Chesapeake City, Md., and James Fish of Mansfield,Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Burnham of Mansfield, Mrs. Frances Townsend of Wellsboro, Pa.; Mrs. Reta Probst of Elmira, and Mrs. Dorothy Stalter of Jackson Center, Pa.; granddaughter, Miss Dawn Marie Hilfiger of Mainesburg.  Body at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., where friends may call.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey. State Road Cemetery.

Howard Goodall
Blanche Gould
Lorinda Gould
Robert Grant
Howard L. (Chap) Goodall, 76, of 21 East Elmira St., Mansfield, a borough businessman and former borough councilman, was pronounced dead Thursday, March 1, 1984 in the emergency room at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial hospital, Wellsboro after being stricken while at his business. Born June 1, 1907 in Richmond Township, Tioga County, he was a son of Herbert and Caroline Youmans Goodall. Mr. Goodall was a partner in the Wells and Goodall Pontiac-Buick dealership, Mansfield for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Mansfield Borough Council for 18 years president for nine of those years. A charter member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club, he had a perfect attendance record. He was also a member of Friendship Lodge 247 F & AM, Mansfield, the Williamsport Consistory and Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, Connie S. Goodall; daughter, Dr. Teri Goodall Dow and son-in-law Donald R. Dow of Norwich, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews. At his request, there was no visitation. A private funeral service was held Sunday, March 4, 1984 at the Scureman Funeral Home, S. Main St., Mansfield with the Rev. Linda Leibhart, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family provided the flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Tioga County Chapter of the American Heart Association, 5 Rectory Lane, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

Gould, Blanche G. Gustin, age 91, of RR 3, Troy, PA died Saturday, December 6, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born September 29, 1906 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of George and Bertha (Brace) Gould.  Blanche was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church.  She was a school teacher with the Troy Area School District for 19 years, having taught both in the West Burlington and Granville schools, Blanche was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association.  John and Blanche Gustin were superintendent and matron of the Bradford County Manor for 20 years.  She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Troy Eastern Star.  Blanche was a member of the Union Grange for over 50 years and was also a member of the Burlington Rebekahs for over 50 years.  She was the manager of the Mountain Lake Resort for many years.  Blanche is survived by daughters, Betty Moyer of Mountain Lake, PA and Ruth Howell of Bartlesville, OK; son, John Gustin Jr. at home; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, John V. Gustin, on February 17, 1997; sister, Lorrinda (Gould) Dunbar; brothers, Wells Gould and Alfred Gould.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on December 9 with the Rev. Mark Bower and the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, PA.  Pallbearers were to be Burton Parks, Max Simcoe, Stub Crane, Richard Welch, Claude Carman and Don Cleckner.  Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Carol Rockwell, RR 2, Box 276, Troy, PA 16947 or the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947.

 Mrs. Lourinda Gould Dunbar died Saturday morning at her home at East Troy, following a few hours’ illness of heart trouble.  Mrs. Dunbar was the daughter of mr. and Mrs. George Gould and was born in Rutland township twenty-five years ago.  When she was a child the family moved to Richmond township and she entered the Mansfield schools, graduating from the Mansfield Senior High School and the State Teachers College.  Following her graduation she taught in the schools of Bradford county.  Three years ago she was united in marriage to Willis Dunbar and went to East Troy to make her home.  Of a pleasing personality and unusual ability, she was held in high esteem and her sudden death came as a shock to a large circle of friends.  Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Virginia May; her parents; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Gustin, of Burlington, and two brothers, Wells Gould, of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Alfred, of Florida.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church at East Troy, of which she was a member.  Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  (Handwritten date – 1933)

Elnora Hagar
Ina Hagar
Theodore Hager
Ruth Hendricks
                Ina Belle Hagar, 92, of Wellsboro died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born Feb. 3, 1909, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Claude and Jennie  (Bly) Hagar.  She was employed as a cook for Mansfield State University.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She was also a member of the Middle Ridge Grange #989 and the Mansfield 55 Club.  She enjoyed handmade crafts and gardening. She possessed a great love for her  family.   Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, Fordyce Hagar, in 2000; her sister, Lena Burrows, in 1999; and several other siblings.  Surviving are her brother, Claude W. (Esther) Hagar of Montoursville; special sister-in-law, Barbara Hagar; several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Scureman Funeral Home,  Mansfield, with funeral services immediately following with the Rev. Richard  Krueger, pastor of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, RR 1, Box 174, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
Lawrence Hubbard
Evelyn Hulslander Clara Ingalls Doris Ingalls
Lawrence D. Hubbard, 94, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 19, 1910 in Richmond Township, he was the son of Wilson and Lidah Sparling Hubbard. He was a Ward LaFrance retiree. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mary Christensen in Maryland; two nephews, David Borneman of Philadelphia, William Christensen in Maryland; niece, Karen Pond in Arizona. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Friday, Sept. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Sherry Good officiating. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

INGALLS, Doris [SRGP 95270] – Mrs. Doris Ingalls Smith of Ontario, California, formerly of Mansfield, died in California on July 30, 1955. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ingalls of Mansfield and was born here December 6, 1907. She is survived by her husband, Ray Smith, of Ontario, and daughter, Deborah Smith, also of Ontario; sons, Allen Eaton of Mansfield, Charles Shaw of Los Angeles and Benjamin  Shaw of Ontario, California; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ingalls of Mansfield; aunts, Mrs. Fred Hakes, Mansfield. Mrs. Leona Eaton, Mansfield, and Mrs. Laura Whittaker, Mansfield, and uncle, Raymond Cooley of Johnson City; brother, Lester Ingalls of Corning; six grandchildren, five nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial were held Monday in California. – Mansfield Advertiser, 3 August 1955, p.4


Lillian Jackson
Joseph Jaquish
Matilda Jupenlaz
Gertrude Kelts
JACKSON -LILLIAN J. HAVEN, 81, of Troy, died July 26, 1988, at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born May 16, 1907, in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Olen and Cora Elva Knapp Jackson.  She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and attended the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church.  She was a school teacher at Columbia Cross Roads and Armina Mountain.  Mrs. Haven is survived by nieces and nephews, Edna, Elva and Donald Dewey, all of Harrisburg, Imogene Winne, Mansfield, Francis Morgan, Mainesburg, Richard Morgan, Canton and Wilbur Morgan, Elmira; special friends, Keith and Marie Seymour and their sons, Greg, Scott and Bryan, all of Columbia Cross Roads; several great nieces and nephews; five great-great-nieces and nephews; and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Haven, January 21, 1982.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy, Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.  The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Community Hospital.

   The community was saddened last week to learn of the accidental death of Joseph R. Jaquish, who was instantly killed Wednesday night about nine o’clock in an automobile accident near the overpass at Columbia Cross Roads on the Elmira-Troy road. Mr. and Mrs. Jaquish were driving toward Elmira and in trying to avoid hitting a box in the road he failed to make the turn and crashed into the guard posts. The force of the impact sheared off four posts and the machine rolled over the steep embankment at this point coming to rest headed toward Troy. Mr. Jaquish was thrown through the window on his wife’s side and was instantly killed. His skull was fractured and his neck was broken. Mrs. Jaquish was cut and badly bruised, but managed to crawl through the window and run to the nearest neighbors for help. Mr. Jaquish was born in Covington Township, April 2, 1907. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, spent one year at the University of Pittsburgh and two years at Mansfield State Teachers College. On Nov. 6, 1931 he was married to Doris F. Soper of Mansfield. For the past eight years he was a well-known employee of the Cross Trail Restaurant in Mansfield. His pleasant smile and cheery disposition were characteristics of his life. He not only will be missed by his wife and family, but by his friends and neighbors who bore loving tribute to him by many beautiful flowers. The deceased is survived by his wife, Doris Soper Jaquish; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Jaquish of Mansfield, Pa.; a brother Dr. Charles Jaquish of New Castle; Mrs. Russell Marvin, Covington; Mrs. Mary Smith, Mansfield; Mrs. George Michaels, Throop, Pa.; Mrs. Harry Miller, Lancaster, Pa. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence, 319 North Main St., Mansfield with an unusually large attendance. Interment was made in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. D. W. Bayliss officiated. The people of the community extend their sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss which they have sustained.

JUPENLAZ, Matilda [SRGP 22772] – Matilda J. McClelland, 85, of Mosherville died Friday, April 19, 1996, in Ames, Iowa. Born June 12, 1910 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Fred and Matilda Jupenlaz. She was a resident of Mosherville for 20 years and Washington, D.C. for 40 years.  She was a retired kindergarten teacher from Montgomery, MD public schools. Her interests included marionette and puppet theatre, antique furnishings and toys, gardening and forestry. She was a member of the Chemung County Historical Society, the Mark Twain Society and the Forestry Landowner’s Association. Preceding her in death was her husband, Casper S. McClelland, July 19, 1982. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John F. McClelland and Linda M. Seaverson of Ames, Iowa; a daughter, Ann M. Swanson of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Gertrude T. Jupenlaz of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Christina, John Casper and Thomas of Ames. A graveside service was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy on Tuesday, April 23. The Rev. James Barrett officiated.Donations may be made to the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 East Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements were handled by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. – Wellsboro Gazette, 24 April 1996, p.9

KELTS - Mrs. Gertrude Fox, 65, of 20 Sheldon St., Binghamton, NY, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1974 at her home. She was born at Covington on May 3, 1909, a daughter of George and Lila Kelts. She is survived by her husband, Reginald E. Fox of Binghamton; a daughter, Sylvia of Indiana; three sons, Ralph of Phoenix, Ariz., Donald of Layton, Utah, Reginald D. of Newark Valley, NY; and a sister, Mrs. Dorotha Hall of Mansfield; eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church of Johnson City, and was employed by Endicott Johnson Corp. She graduated from Covington High School and attended Mansfield Normal School. Funeral services were held at the Frank L. DeMunn Funeral Home, Binghamton, NY. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 9, 1975

Celia Knowlton Verus Krotzer Leslie Lent Clare Lockwood
Florence Lounsbery Myrtle McKay
Cyril Nagel Elvira Nelson
McKAY, Myrtle -STRANGE, Myrtle (LaRue McKay) .(SRGP 10286)  Age 96, of Mainesburg, PA died May 11,2003 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born December 6, 1906 in Shunk, PA, the daughter of Eugene and Dora Heess McKay. Myrtle is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Barr of Mansfield, PA; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Strange of Wasilla, Alaska; a sister, Ruth Tice of Mansfield, PA; 13 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Maxwell; a son, Philip; two sisters, Mary Wilston and Clara Every; three brothers, Ernest McKay, Harry McKay, and Keith McKay. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16, 2003 at 11:00AM at the Mainesburg Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Woodruff, officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. A service of Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA. (Elmira Star Gazette May 13, 2003)
Phyllis Owen
Louise Palmer
Joseph Panepinto Eloise Powers
OWEN, Phyllis [SRGP 88902] - Phyllis O. Swinsick, 84, of Mansfield died Saturday, Feb. 11, 1995, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 14, 1910, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Ray and Marie Klesa Owen. She was a retired high school librarian in the Troy schools. She wrote Flashbacks which appeared in The Wellsboro Gazette. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Mansfield and Richard of Kalamazoo, Mich.; one daughter, Kathleen McCord of Hudson, Ohio; two brothers, John Owen of Lockport, NY, and Robert Owen of Canoga Park, Calif.; two sisters, Elvira Myler of Dearborne, Ohio and Helen Webster of Port Allegheny; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 14 February 1995, p.9
Gordon Powers Denzel Rose
Lorena Reynolds Iola Roupp
 Denzel S. "Happy" Rose, 84, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, September 25, 1991 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He was born Marcy 3, 1907 in Roseville, PA, the son of Herman B. and Mary Wilson Rose. He retired from the Tioga Petroleum Company and was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen Gaylord Rose; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Betty) and Harold Waite of Pine City, NY; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sisters, Dorthea Knowlton of Blossburg, PA and LaVera Sterling of Roseville, PA; daughter-in-law, Margaret Rose of Mars, PA. He was predeceased by his son Philip in 1983. Funeral services were held September 28 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. E. Gene Callihan and the Rev. James Bellamy officiating.  Burial was to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Memorial donations may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, October 3, 1991)
Martha Shaw
Julia Strait Walter Swartwood 
Mary Alice Strange
     Age 78, of Normandy Farms Estates, Blue Bell, PA, Monday, June 20, 1988 at the Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, PA.  Funeral Services will be expected Friday, June 24 at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield.  The Rev. Deborah Casey, Pastor of the Canoe Camp United Church of Christ officiating.  Interment State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Friends and relatives will be received at the church from noon until time of services on Friday.  She is survived by 3 brothers, John H. of Rd #3 Milton, PA, Llewellyn B. of Rd #3 Tunkhannock, PA, Edson R. of Rd #3 Mansfield, PA; sister Mrs. Esther F. Errer of Rd #2 Mansfield, PA.  She was preceded in death by 3 brothers.  She was a retired school teacher, retiring in 1973 after 35 years of teaching in public schools, at Nelson, PA, The Charleston Schools in Wellsboro, Dover, DE, Girard College in Philadelphia, and The Swarthmore Elementary School.  She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1926, received her Bachelor's Degree from the Mansfield State Teachers College, and her Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and had attended Penn State University.  She was a member of the Ambler Presbyterian Church, life member of the PSEA, the NEA and the National Audobon Society.  She had been librarian at the Normandy Farm Estates.  She was born in Richmond Township, Tioga County, May 12, 1910.  The daughter of the late John H. and Leda Knapp Shaw.  Arrangements by the Shaw Funeral Home, Milton, PA.
Of note from Burial Permit, middle name listed as Eliza, died of Cardiac Arrest.

STRANGE -MARY ALICE SWEELY, 85 of Trask's Trailer Park, Mansfield died May 2, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital.  Her husband, Henry Sweely of 49 years died January 2, 1984.  She was a life member of Mainesburg United Methodist Church and a graduate of Mansfield Normal School.  Born May 25 1909 on Rumsey Hill, Mainesburg a daughter of Charles H. and Mattie E. Rumsey Strange.  Surviving are two daughters Jane Hughes of Worth, IL and Janice Doner of Columbia Cross Roads; four grandchildren, Lucinda Hopwood, Jackie Colton, Jay Schucker and Scott Hughes and six great-grandchildren.  Buried Mainesburg Cemetery.

SWARTWOOD - Walter E. Swartwood, aged 34 years, of Mansfield, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. after a two years' illness. He was born at Landrus in 1903, son of William E. and Harriet Queal Swartwood. He removed to Mansfield in 1903. He was a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield Teachers College and Penn State College. For three years he had conducted a cut rate store in Mansfield. On June 15, 1935, he married Miss Eleanor Reese, of Kingston. He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian church and Friendship Lodge, F&AM. Mr. Swartwood is survived by his widow, his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Clemons of Blossburg and Mrs. Lena Hildreth of Binghamton. The funeral was held yesterday at the Mansfield Presbyterian church, Revs. John E. Bouquet and David J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 22 September 1937

Leona TenEyck Margretta Utter Dorothy VanDusen Helen Wehge
George Wein
Carrie Whittaker
Harold Wilson
Margaret Youmans

WHITTAKER, Carrie R. [SRGP 85527] – Carrie R. Strong, 86, of Mansfield died Friday, Jan. 28, 1994, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 27, 1907, in Canoe Camp, she was the daughter of Nelson and Emma Whittaker. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. Preceding her in death was her husband, John, in 1986. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Schoonover of Mansfield; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Friends called at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Services were held there Tuesday, Feb. 1, with the Rev. Deborah Casey officiating. Burial was made at Gray Cemetery, Covington. – Wellsboro Gazette, 2 February 1994, p.10


Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield
WILSON - Harold W. Wilson, 80, of New Town Hill, Mansfield, died Saturday, May 14, 1988, after he was stricken at his home. Born June 1, 1907, at Richmond Township, he was the son of Ervin W. and Dora E. McConnell Wilson. An area farmer for many years, he owned and operated E.W. Wilson and Sons Farming and Hay business and drove a school bus in Lindley, NU until he retired. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. His wife of 49 years, the former Phyllis Carpenter, died April 30, 1986. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Philip H. and Annabel Wilson of Wayne; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Harry Youmans, a brother, James W. and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Case, all of Mansfield; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held today, May 18, at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield at 11 a.m. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin and the Rev. Teddy Rood officiated. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 18, 1988

1926 Mansfield High School Yearbook
Alumni News

In this work of digging up the achievements of our former graduates it has been interesting and gratifying to find such a large number succeeding so well.  We believe our graduates by their success or failure give a good means of classifying and evaluating the worthwhile work of our school.  And I am sure that we have much of which to be proud.

Wayne (“Doc”) Lowe has been teaching in Montana for the past two years. He will return east with his family this spring.

Elwin Brown, who has been Secretary of Meeker’s Business College for several years, was married last December.

Casper Gillette is now teaching in a junior high school in Summit, N. J.

Rozelle Austin has returned to Akron, Ohio.  We understand he is working for a tire company.

Wyllys Olver is a floor manager of a textile plant in Chester, Penna.

Ray Smith and Frederic Simmons are in Texas.  “Freddy” is in the air service.  Joe (“Dutch”) Bedenk is also in Texas.  He is assistant athletic director at Rice College.

Jay Baldwin was in Oklahoma during part of the winter.  Jay is connected with a firm of Public Accountants in Pittsburgh.

Preston Van Ness is Supervisor of Agriculture in Towanda, Pa.

William Longstreet is a member of the music faculty of Ohio University, where he graduated two years ago.

Olive Longstreet, who has been teaching in Summit, N. J., for the past few years, resigned to attend the University of Illinois.

“Bill” Jupenlaz and his wife, who was Mabel Smith before she took Bill under her wing, have been in Alabama for the past year.  Bill is connected with a consulting engineering firm in Pittsburgh.

“Ken” Hart is teaching in West New York.  He and Mrs. Hart, who was Ruth Husted, were saddened by the death of their daughter recently.

Ellsworth Obourn is head of the science department of the John Burroughs Junior High School, near St. Louis, Mo.

Myra Williams is making her home in Florida.  Oh my, no, she isn’t married.

Edward Bailey is in a veterans’ hospital in North Carolina.

Loren Leonard is cashier of a bank in Philadelphia.

Alice Elliott is a nurse in Middletown, New York.

Maryon Farrer is a teacher of Domestic Science at the Normal.

Martha Jaquish is the only woman doctor, or should I say physician, that has graduated from the high school.

Ella Wolcott is working in New York City.

Ellis Plank is in Florida.

Helen Wood is teaching Latin in a high school in Long Island.

Lawrence Coveney has a responsible position with the Pillsbury Flour Company.

Ruth Decker is a graduate of George Washington University.

Josephine Jaquish, Ivah Shepard, Mary Ayres and Neva Deuel are teaching in Camden, N. J.  Ivah is a graduate of Syracuse University.

Harry Pruyne was killed in an accident near Hornell during the winter.

Janice Clark is a member of the music faculty of the Normal.

Gussie Jupenlaz is working in Elmira.

“Dick” Stilwell and Florence Stilwell are attending Ohio Wesleyan University.

Harold Wood is teaching in the Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D. C.

Harold Keeney graduated from Temple University and is practicing dentistry in Clearfield, Pa.

Hazel Everett and Nelson Shaw enter State College in the Fall.

Louise Goodall is Supervisor of Music at Edgewood, Pittsburgh.

Ruthadele Williamson and Margaret Williamson are studying music at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N. Y.  Margaret is singing with the Eastman Grand Opera Co.

Carolyn Nye is at Goucher College at Baltimore, Md.

Rachel Bowen is teaching in Elmira, New York.

Kenneth Kelley, Kenneth Cornwell, James Bennett, Mattie Jupenlaz, Joseph Scarfe, Edward Smith, Marion Decker, “Jut” Garrison, Wells Gould, Richard Lowe and Walter Passmore are all attending State College.  “Jut”, better known as “Pop” at State, was a member of the varsity wrestling team this year.  “Dick” Lowe was a member of the basketball squad and played in several varsity games.  “Spots” Decker was a member of the freshmen football and basketball teams.

Mary Glenwright graduated from a college in Washington, D. C.

Gladys Brooks and Yolande Garrison are teaching in Troy, Pa.

Elizabeth Husted is a graduate of Parker Hospital in the nursing course.

Donald Baldwin resigned his position as director of music in a junior high school in Johnstown, Pa., to study music at New York University.  Damon Holton is teaching in his place in Johnstown.

Fred Beach and Reed Smith are attending Syracuse University.

Raymond Bradway is working in a bank in Philadelphia.

Elizabeth Belknap, who graduated from the University of Illinois, is teaching in Coudersport.

Alice Pierce is a member of the faculty of the Meeker Business College.

J. M. Cooke is attending the School of Pharmacy of the University of Buffalo.

Clifton Harkenss is teaching in a private school, Sheffield School, in Connecticut.

Arthur Simmons is working for a mining engineering firm of Easton, Pa.  He is now located at Painted Post.

Hallock Wood is attending Franklin and Marshall College at Lancaster, Pa.

Margaret Doud is teaching in Mississippi and Helen Doud is teaching in Kingston, Penna.  Both are teaching music.

Harold Chamberlain is teaching in Wellsboro.

Lawrence Dyer is teaching printing in a New Jersey school.

Edson Strange, who is teaching in Westfield, Pa., will attend the University of Illinois in the fall.

Hugh Seelye is attending Meeker’s Business College.

Maurice Starkey is a Supervisor of Music in Horseheads, N.Y.

Marion and Regina Kelly are graduates of Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira.

Clinton Swift is attending the University of Illinois.

Kathryn Belknap is attending the University of Illinois.

Lula Chamberlain is in training for a nurse at White Plains, N.Y.

Alice Jerald is attending the Lucy Webb Hayes Training School in Washington, D.C.

Elise Jupenlaz and Mae Lent are teaching in Liberty, Pa.

Bernita Powers is teaching this year.

Hamilton Brown is in the Navy.

George Clark is attending the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at Philadelphia.

Thresa Johns is working in Bradstreet’s office in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Walter Precit is attending Ohio Wesleyan University.

Paul Smith, better known as “Senator” is an experienced pedagogue by now; he taught at East Point this last year.

DeEtte Brace is training for a nurse at Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Lyman Champney and Carl Chamberlain are Working for the Cow Testing Association.

Charles Jupenlaz, who is manager of the Keeney Shoe Store at Elmira, N. Y., was married last fall.

There are also many of our graduates attending the school on the bill.  They are making a name for themselves up there and many are planning to go on to college from there.  At least half of our graduating classes take advantage of the fine school we have here in Mansfield and they are doing much to make the school better by their fine work.

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